We all like classic games. That is why enthusiasts who devote their time to revive forgotten titles are enjoying community recognition. The first part of Lara Croft’s adventures, i.e. Tomb Raider game, appeared on the market in 1996. So it has been over 20 years since we were able to take on the role of an archaeologist using our PCs (with DOS operating system) or Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn consoles.

As if someone wanted to start this game now, it would have been a problem. Fortunately, there are projects like OpenLara. Currently we can only play in the second level of the game, i.e. City of Vilcabamba. There is not much of it, but the creators very accurate reproduced the original fragment of the first part of Tomb Raider. Interestingly, the implementation is so universal that Tob Raider works on every device that has a web browser. These are not just computers and laptops with any Windows, Linux or macOS. The OpenLara project also works on mobile devices and consoles.

It is possible that the browser version of Tomb Raider will even work on the Nintendo Switch.

The operating system of this console has a web browser, but it is not yet available to users. Such a versatility of the OpenLara project delights. We have a game that works without problems on any platform. In comparison with modern games, the first Tomb Raider is not advanced game, but OpenLara project still makes an impression. Internet users are shocked that they can easily launch Tomb Raider on their iPhone. That is what the progress is. No wonder, it’s been 20 years. We should be aware that in our pockets we carry devices that are much more powerful than old consoles.

OpenLara Tomb Raider
Project OpenLara: Tomb Raider in Safari web browser on macOS.

The web browser version of Tomb Raider is available here: http://xproger.info/projects/OpenLara/. The source code is open-source, so you can download it from the GitHub repository.

Source: Polygon